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FRE 376H1F
French Phonology and Phonetics


J. Steele


A phonetic and phonological study of the sound system of French as spoken by native and non-native speakers. Both segmental (allophonic variation, cluster simplification, assimilation/coarticulation) and prosodic phenomena (liaison, stress) will be investigated. Students will receive training in experimental phonetics (perception and production studies, acoustic analysis) as well as formal phonological analysis.

Required text: Léon, Phonétisme et prononciations du français, 6th ed. (Available at the U of T Bookstore)

Assignments and evaluation: Two in-class tests (2x25%); Two take-home assignments (2x20%); Overall assessment (10%).

The Department takes into account the quality of students' French as one of the criteria in the evaluation of assignments and examinations. A minimum of 20% of the grade will be allocated to this aspect of written assignments.

Prerequisite: FRE272H1, FRE274H1

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History of the Department

165 years of French Studies at the University of Toronto (1853-2018)